New research by IT Europa shows that Europe presents a patchy picture of managed services provision. Decisions on which cloud suppliers to work with, which services to use, the pace of expansion and the management of systems and users, particularly those on mobile links, are being debated in an environment with little history and experience on which to build a strategy.
A new report, European Cloud & Hosting Providers, the Top 250 2015, produced by IT Europa shows a steadily growing business, with much of the growth coming through the independent companies rather than larger publicly-listed firms.
The total revenues for companies in the report rose by just 1.5% in 2014 over the previous year, but reached €92bn in Europe.
Research from Gartner, Saugatuck and IT Europa has highlighted some fundamental shifts in the way information technology is being bought and consumed that has significant implications on the role of channels in providing products and services over the coming years.
Customers are driving the pace of change in European software development, attendees at the European Software and Solutions Summit were told last week.
Consumers and users are pushing for more and better systems. "Patience with technology is plummeting," said John Madelin, Verizon EMEA marketing VP told the 150-plus in the audience drawn from ISVs and channels across Europe.
IT Europa has announced the winners of the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2015 - the pan-European awards event for ISVs, Solution Providers and Systems Integrators and their vendor and distributor partners. The finalists were honoured last night at a celebration dinner at the London Lancaster Hotel.
Creating everything as a service (XaaS) and delivering innovation is set to be the major driver of IT development this year as XaaS becomes the preferred consumption model for enterprises, claims IT Europa in the lead up to the European Software and Solutions Summit in London on March 25th.